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June at the Ranch

FATHER'S DAY

FATHER'S DAY BOURBON & BBQ

Memorial Weekend BBQDive into a feast befitting all #1 Dads. Begin with a tasting led by our Expert Mixologist, who will introduce you to exciting bourbons, rye whiskeys, and whiskey-based cocktails. Then "pig out" at Chef Wood's signature Pig Roast & BBQ, featuring sustainably raised California Kurobuta Pig, grilled Kobe beef tri-tip, Swank Farms summer vegetables, and much more from the Valley Kitchen culinary team.

Sunday, June 17; ages 21+; 3:00p reception, 4:00p BBQ; $85 plus tax & gratuities, $60 designated-drivers' BBQ only. For reservations and information, call 831.626.2599.

 

FATHER'S DAY GOLF-BRUNCH PACKAGE

Pair up for brunch at the Clubhouse followed by a round of golf for 2. We’ll even throw in two hats! Sunday, June 17; $275 for 2 people.

For information or to book a tee time, call the Golf Shop at 831.620.6406.

 

DINING

FAMILY NIGHT RANCH DINNERS

Continue the day's fun down at River Ranch. Ease into evening with dinner in our own "back yard," featuring:
• Tuesday - Taco Night
• Thursday - Italian Night
• Friday - Pizza Night
• Saturday - Sizzlin' Fajitas
• Sunday - All-American BBQ

5:00p–8:00p; $15–$25 + tax & gratuity, based on menu; $12–$16 ages 6–12; under 6 complimentary. A la carte options available. No reservations required; for information, call 831.626.2525.

 

SPA AIYANA

SUMMER SUNSHINE: A SPA ESCAPE

Get your summer glow on with a sugar-lemon body polish that lusciously exfoliates, followed by a customized 50-minute massage with sweet-orange oil. Then top off your toes with a hydrating sweet orange pedicure and nail color of your choice. Finish your sunny escape poolside with a glass of bubbly. Ready, set, summer!

130 minutes, $225. As always, after a thorough exfoliation, please apply appropriate SPF & wear protective clothing and a hat. Please ask our Retail Host for recommendations based on your skin type.

DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN

In honor of Father's Day, we're offering every King of the Hill the royal treatment this month. Restore your mobility and vitality with a 50-minute Arnica Therapeutic Massage, followed by our Men's Organic Cleanse & Tone Facial with ginger, lemon, and tiger grass.

100 minutes, $245

For more information or to book a treatment, call 831.626.2586 or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/spa

 

GOLF

“STAY AND PLAY” GOLF CLINIC

Attend a 30-minute Golf Clinic with one of our PGA pros during your stay. Offered Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1:00PM, each clinic covers a different part of the game. $20 per person; complimentary with same-day round of golf.

  • Tuesday - Chipping
  • Wednesday - Putting
  • Thursday - Bunkers
  • Friday - Short Irons
  • Saturday - Full Swing 

PRIVATE GOLF ACADEMY

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, private instruction is the best way to improve your game quickly. A typical day includes 2 hours working on your full swing, 1 hour dedicated to the short game, lunch with your instructor, and a 9-hole playing lesson. One day, $895; two days, $1,495; three days, $1,995; four days, $2,395

For more information, call 831.620.6406 or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/golf

HALF-DAY SCHOOL

This program focuses on scoring, with instruction in full swing, short irons, chipping, and putting.

Call the Golf Shop at 831.620.6406 to schedule your session. $375 per person; 10:00a–12:30p

TWILIGHT GOLF SPECIAL

Guests at The Ranch can enjoy a round of golf after 1:00PM for only $115. Includes cart, rental set, range balls, and sleeve of playing balls.

For more information or to book a tee time, call 831.620.6406 or visit carmelvalleyranch.com/golf 

JUNIOR GOLF SUMMER CAMPS

Director of Instruction Todd Southard and the Golf Pros at Carmel Valley Ranch are excited to offer three-day camps for ages 6 to 12. These camps are a great opportunity to learn all aspects of the game, including full swing, short game, putting, and etiquette. Each session includes on-course play. Space is limited!

Camp dates: 
• June 12–14, 19–21, 26–28
• July 10–12, 17–19, 24–26, 31–Aug 2
• August 7–9

Sessions are held from 10:30a to 3:00p; $295 for Resort Guests, $275 for Members; price includes equipment.

Call the Golf Shop at 831-620- 6406 to reserve a spot for your junior golfer.

 

ACTIVITIES

DISCOVER GEOCACHING

little girlTiny treasures are hidden around The Ranch, waiting to be found. Guided by our Naturalist, you’ll decipher clues and navigate with our specially programmed GPS devices to find five caches placed strategically around the property. Perfect for young explorers!

60 minutes; $45 per player. Children ages 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

THE AMAZING WORLD OF BEES

beesExperience the ancient magic of beekeeping through the lens of Beekeeper Mariah McDonald and the Carmel Valley Ranch Bees! The Amazing World of Bees will delight the imagination and the senses as you experience beekeeping to its fullest. From hive science to honey extractions, you'll learn the latest buzz about these important pollinators.

Each class begins in the Organic Garden with a discussion and demonstration, accompanied by refreshing honey-lavender lemonade. Then you’ll suit up and head into the Apiary to learn how new hive installations draw connections between plants and herbs, pollen and pollinators. Finally, you'll taste honey from different hives, infused with the flavors of herbs growing nearby.  

90 minutes; $115 adults, $75 ages 6-12

RANCH HANDS KIDS CAMP

Inviting all Junior Wranglers, ages 6 to 12! Join us for a fresh take on a Carmel Valley Ranch Classic. Each day includes a structured schedule of educational play, outdoor adventure, pool time and themed* programming. Lunch is included. Kids Camp is offered on Saturdays & Sundays year-round, and daily from May 25 to September 2, 2018. 

Half-day (9:00a - 2:00p) $105, Full-day (9:00a - 5:00p) $125

*Sample Themes:

  • Nature Rocks!  A naturalist-led hike on the Horseshoe Trail in search of interesting wildlife
  • Tennis Time A one-hour group lesson with the PBI Tennis Pros
  • The Bees’ Knees  A trip to the Apiary to peek into the hives and learn about pollinators
  • Geocaching Navigate with programmed GPS devices and find tiny treasures hidden around The Ranch
  • Let's Get Crafty  Making specialty crafts in the Art Studio, including beeswax candles and bath bombs

BUSY BEES

Perfect for our youngest campers, ages 2–5. This program is available on an hourly basis and provides fun, educational indoor and outdoor activities. Ideal for parents looking for childcare during a workout. A parent must be available for a diaper change, if needed.

Daily from 9:00a to 1:00p; weekends from 9:00a to 5:00p; $25 per hour per child. Lunch available for additional charge.

SUSTAINABLE WILDCRAFTING

Building on the concept of foraging, wildcrafting is the practice of harvesting potent and unusual plants from their native habitats in a way that maintains the growth and health of the species. Wildcrafting brings us back to the days when our survival depended on protecting the land. Mushrooms, herbs, and other plants have long been sought-after ingredients for both medicine and cuisine. In this class, mycologist and western herbalist Mariah McDonald and wildcrafter Spencer Jones will take you out to explore our secret gardens and hillsides in search of ingredients for creating nourishing food, teas, and tinctures. 90 minutes, $45. Private classes available for $95 per person with a 10-guest minimum.

NOCK, DRAW, LOOSE! ARCHERY AT THE RANCH

archery girlJoin us down on the River Lawn to learn the basic techniques behind the ancient sport of archery, using classic recurve bows. Our adult class* (90 minutes, age 12+) focuses on skills and competition. Youth Archery (60 minutes, ages 8-11) includes skill-building exercises and games to keep it fun and engaging. Parents may leave children in our care and return at the end of the session. $55 per person.
* Archery is a serious sport with certain levels of risk, so please arrive before attending Happy Hour!

Space is limited. Please call Activities to book your spot today! 831.626.2577. A 24-hour courtesy policy applies.